Alex Shakar, Stephen King Win Times Book Prizes

Other winners include a novel about a displaced Bosnian in California, a biography of Clarence Darrow and a science-fiction graphic novel.Alex Shakar's novel "Luminarium," about the role technology and spirituality play in shaping people's reality, and Stephen King's "11/22/1963," about a time traveler who attempts to prevent John F. Kennedy's assassination, were among the winners Friday at the 32 n d annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes.

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